Volunteers

Overview

“Embracing HospiceCare Volunteers are the heart of our organization”

Embracing HospiceCare offers end of life care to terminally ill patients and their families. That care includes physical, emotional and spiritual support. Volunteers offer a special dimension to the care that we provide.

Vounteer Services

Volunteers add a special dimension to the care we provide. They can visit the patient in their home to provide respite, companionship and socialization. We offer these services regardless of where the patient lives:

  • Pet Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Hair Stylist
  • Shopping
  • Vigil Volunteering

Volunteers are always needed to sit with patients, run errands, or simply assist with administrative duties in the office. If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life, please contact our volunteer director at (609) 662-9800.

 

Volunteer Requirements

While it is our privilege to have so many dedicated people volunteering with Embracing HospiceCare, there are some requirements that our volunteers must meet.

Each volunteer must agree to:

  • Attend a volunteer training as well as an initial interview process
  • Medical requirements: TB testing, proof of MMR, and drug testing
  • Criminal background check
  • Maintain Patient Confidentiality
  • Comply with educational components as required by regulatory agencies

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Palliative Support Volunteer-Direct Patient Contact
  • Administrative Volunteer-Office Assistance
  • Bereavement Volunteer-Assisting families after a patient passes
  • The 11th Hour Volunteer- Offering comfort to those patients who are actively dying
  • Hospice (Pet Therapy Volunteer)
  • Veterans Helping Veterans
  • Spiritual Care Volunteer

Integrative Therapies:

  • Reiki
  • Massage Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Art Therapy
  • Bedside Music

Professional Volunteers:

  • Interpreter
  • Beautician / Barber
  • Photographer

Trainings

Volunteer Trainings provide you with the necessary tools to make comfortable patient visits. Topics covered include:

  • Communicating with Compassion
  • Hospice 101
  • The Role of the Volunteer
  • Confidentiality
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Infection Control
  • Client’s Rights
  • Self Care

Senior man struggling to us a walker. His adult son is helping him.

 

Events

  • 06/25/2016
    NJHPCO Annual Volunteer Conference